Photo angst

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

I AM a lit­tle per­turbed at the photo in last week’s T&C that shows Snr Const Sharon Mor­gan pos­ing for a pho­to­graph point­ing a radar east (some say south) along Churchill St show­ing the Pace Car il­le­gally parked in Churchill St. Here are the po­lice telling us to obey the rules and reg­u­la­tions and they even waste a for­tune driv­ing around at the speed limit so no one will pass them in a so-called Pace Car. Must have taken a ge­nius to fig­ure out peo­ple don't pass marked po­lice cars. In my opin­ion (and 15 years in the po­lice dept gives me half a clue), park­ing the car in that po­si­tion does not com­ply with the ex­emp­tions un­der sec­tion 307 of the Trans­port Op­er­a­tions (Road Use Man­age­ment—Road Rules) Reg­u­la­tion 2009 it is not rea­son­able to park il­le­gally to have your photo taken. S307 States: Stop­ping and park­ing ex­emp­tion for po­lice and emer­gency ve­hi­cles. A pro­vi­sion of part 12 does not ap­ply to the driver of a po­lice ve­hi­cle or emer­gency ve­hi­cle if, in the cir­cum­stances – (a) the driver is tak­ing rea­son­able care; and (b) it is rea­son­able that the pro­vi­sion should not ap­ply. The rules are sup­posed to ap­ply to all. I trust a lit­tle more thought and care is taken when us­ing our roads in fu­ture. - John, Childers

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